Manchester school body find man could be homeless

King of Kings school
Image caption The school has been closed while inquiries are carried out

A 47-year-old man found dead near a Manchester school could have been a client at a homeless centre at adjoining premises, police have said.

The body of Peter Sears was found in a communal building next to the King of Kings school on Dantzic Street, Collyhurst, on Monday morning.

Greater Manchester Police said further tests were being carried out after an inconclusive post-mortem examination.

Seven volunteers and 61 homeless people were in the building on Sunday.

Detectives are treating the death as suspicious. The possibility that the man was a user of the drop-in centre is one of their lines of inquiry.

Ch Supt Russ Jackson said: "I would appeal to those who were in the building on Sunday 17 June and may have witnessed something suspicious or saw a man having medical difficulties, to contact police.

"The information you have, no matter how small or insignificant you may feel it is, could help us determine what led up to this man's death."

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